An area that hosts literally thousands of ducks.

Hunting best at the top of the tide when ducks roosting on the mud are forced to move.

Hunting using floaters (boats dressed into maimais) get under the flightlines  and enjoy spectacular hunting.

Access Points

  1. Pipiroa Boat Ramp (Buchanan Road, off SH25)
    Boat ramp gives access to Piako River and from then onto the Firth.
  2. Waitakaruru River Boat Ramp — Opposite Canal West Road, Waitakaruru
    Boat ramps gives access to the Firth.
  3. Thames Wharf
    See Waihou section.
  4. Kopu Bridge access to Waihou River and Firth.
    See Waihou section.

  • Thames
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